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A smartphone, or smart phone, is a mobile phone with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic feature phones.[1][2][3] Early smartphones typically combined the features of a mobile phone with those of another popular consumer device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA), a media player, a digital camera, or a GPS navigation unit. Modern smartphones include all of those features plus the features of a touchscreen computer, including web browsing, Wi-Fi, and 3rd-party apps. History[edit] Early years[edit] Devices that combined telephony and computing were first conceptualized in 1973, and were offered for sale beginning in 1993. Forerunners[edit] The first mobile phone to incorporate PDA features was an IBM prototype developed in 1992 and demonstrated that year at the COMDEX computer industry trade show. PDAs[edit] In 1996, Nokia released the Nokia 9000 which became their best-selling phone of that time. Mass adoption[edit] New players[edit] The future[edit] Bada[edit]

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Blackberry thumb BlackBerry thumb is a neologism that refers to a form of repetitive strain injury (RSI) caused by the frequent use of the thumbs to press buttons on PDAs, smartphones, or other mobile devices. The name of the condition comes from the BlackBerry, a brand of smartphone that debuted in 1999,[1] although there are numerous other similar eponymous conditions that exist such as "Wiiitis",[2] "Nintendinitis",[3] "Playstation thumb", "cellphone thumb",[4] "smartphone thumb", "Android thumb", and "iPhone thumb". The medical name for the condition is De Quervain syndrome and is associated with the tendons connected to the thumb through the wrist. Causes for the condition extend beyond smartphones and gaming consoles to include activities like golf, racket sports, and lifting.[5]

5 Best Android Apps for Taking Better Screenshots Ever since version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), screenshots on Android have been a cakewalk. The operating system comes with a built-in screenshot method that works pretty well, but it’s incredibly basic and might leave you wanting more. 6 Ways To Take Screenshots On Android 6 Ways To Take Screenshots On Android No matter which Android device you have, you can take a screenshot without rooting your device. But rooting your device offers you some neat tricks -- even if you're using Android 4.0. You can take... Read More What if you need additional functionality and flexibility?

Personal digital assistant A personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a palmtop computer, or personal data assistant,[1][2][3] is a mobile device that functions as a personal information manager. PDAs are largely considered obsolete with the widespread adoption of smartphones.[4] Nearly all current PDAs have the ability to connect to the Internet. A PDA has an electronic visual display, enabling it to include a web browser, all current models also have audio capabilities enabling use as a portable media player, and also enabling most of them to be used as mobile phones. Most PDAs can access the Internet, intranets or extranets via Wi-Fi or Wireless Wide Area Networks. Group test: what's the best smartphone? By Chris Martin | PC Advisor | 10 April 14 22. BlackBerry Z10 Reviewed on: 5 February 13RRP: From £36 per monthRating:

It's Time to Get Smart About Smart Phone Safety on Android PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Android productivity application - PhoneQ - is announced by Macrosoft, a leading-edge software design and development organization. Like Macrosoft's other Android applications, PhoneQ is designed for "on the go" mobile professionals. The PhoneQ application allows you to queue the phone calls that you want to make from your Google contact list, Google calendar or a manually developed call list. Once the calls are placed in the queue, PhoneQ will begin to dial out.

List of telephone operating companies This is a list of the world's largest telecommunications companies measured by total revenues.[1] List of fixed and mobile operators by country[edit] This list identifies the Fixed Line operators and the Mobile operators for the top 200 most populated countries in the world. The list of countries and their populations are from List of countries by population The CIA World Factbook is cited as the standard reference for the number of main lines for each of the listed countries.[2] List of countries by number of broadband Internet subscriptions is cited as the standard reference for the number of fixed broadband subscribers for each of the listed countries.

To connect or not to connect? Dan Zack, Better! Cities & Towns Perhaps it is a natural territorial instinct to wall ourselves into a protected enclave. Much has been written about the late 20th Century phenomenon of gated developments, but that isn't the only time we block access in our neighborhoods. The lollipop cul-de-sac street patterns of many American suburbs are also meant to block; and sometimes older neighborhoods are retrofitted to block auto access, pedestrian access, or both. Timeline of Apple Inc. products This timeline of Apple Inc. products is a list of all stand-alone Apple II, Macintosh, and other computers, as well as computer peripherals, expansion cards, software, ancillary products, and consumer electronics sold by Apple Inc. in order of introduction date. Timeline of Apple Inc. products Products on this timeline indicate introduction dates only and not necessarily discontinued dates, as new products begin on a contiguous product line.

Cell phones: A love/hate relationship - by Elizabeth M. Young Elizabeth M Young's image for: "Cell Phones a Lovehate Relationship" Caption: Location: List of mobile network operators This is a list of mobile phone network and satellite phone network operators measured by number of subscribers. For a more comprehensive list of mobile phone operators, see Mobile country codes. Terrestrial[edit] This is a list of the world's largest terrestrial mobile phone network operators measured by number of subscribers. Satellite based[edit] Functional contextualism Functional contextualism is a modern philosophy of science rooted in philosophical pragmatism and contextualism. It is most actively developed in behavioral science in general and the field of behavior analysis in particular. Functional contextualism serves as the basis of a theory of language known as relational frame theory[1] and its most prominent application, acceptance and commitment therapy.[2] It can be viewed as an extension and contextualistic interpretation of B.F. Skinner's radical behaviorism, and emphasizes the importance of predicting and influencing psychological events (including thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) by focusing on manipulable variables in their context.

Apple offers 25 million iPhone 4 owners $15 or a free case in settlement over antenna problems By Michael Zennie Updated: 09:13 GMT, 21 February 2012 Up to 25 million iPhone 4 owners will be eligible to receive $15 or a free bumper from Apple after the company settled several class-action lawsuits over problems with the antenna on the outside of its phones. The so-called 'death grip' -- holding the phone at the point where the two antennas meet -- leads to diminished reception and dropped calls. Is it responsible for schools to teach Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office? Back in 2010 our school district rolled out Google Apps for Education for our staff and students. Since then we have seen great usage of Google Docs for the creation of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. However, along with that growth in usage, we have also received a common question: “Is it really a good idea for a school to encourage the use of Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office?” We believe the answer is “yes” and this article will cover many of the reasons why.